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CNN
Mar 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >> senator dianne feinstein admitted that she had her gun ban bill ready to go a year ago. tucked away in a drawer, just waiting for the right opportunity. really? waiting for an unspeakable tragedy to push her political agenda? >> we'll start with this. we're going to start with guns and the showdown that everyone is talking about. senator dianne feinstein clashed with freshman senator ted cruz. feinstein says cruz patronized her with an unsolicited civics lesson on gun legislation. let's get straight to our panel now. cnn contributor and political consultant margaret hoover in washington, patricia murphy, founder of jane politics, here in atlanta, and democratic strategy jamaal simmons in washington. this has created some fireworks everywhere. patricia, i want to start with you. what is your take on the feinstein/cruz smackdown? >> i have many takes. i think cruz was out of line. senator feinstein is a 20-year veteran of the judiciary committee, wrote first bill on the assault weapons ban, she doesn't need a lecture on the constitution. in addition to being rude to her, this man
CNN
Mar 17, 2013 10:00pm PDT
dianne feinstein admitted that the road is uphill. earlier political comedian dean obiedallah put the question on social media, with seven twitter followers. >> just moved up. i had six. >> here's what we asked. we asked whether you think that this ban has a chance of getting through congress. so here's what one person says. hate to poop on your parade but boehner went let it get to the floor for a vote. it can make republicans vulnerable before 2014 mid-term elections, and then someone else writes to dean, it will never get through the house unless, of course, obama comes out against it. so dean, people seem skeptical about congress. is that shocking? >> not shocking at all. it's unreal. you know what makes it really unbelievable to all of us is that 90% of americans in polls support universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, what's called the gun show loophole. the assault weapons ban will never pass. that's the interesting thing. congress does nothing. doesn't work on the budget. you know, doesn't pass gun control to. me i think we should take a page from the nhl owne
CNN
Mar 18, 2013 1:00am PDT
for gun control in decades. the bill sponsor dianne feinstein admitted the road is uphill. earlier political comedian dean put a question on social media. he's got like seven twitter followers so i think -- >> i just moved up. i had six, now up to seven. i'm feeling pretty good about myself. >> so, we asked, whether you think this ban has a chance of getting through congress. so, here's what one person says. hate to poop on your parade but boehner won't let it go to the floor for a vote. could make gop vulnerable before 2014 elections. one writes to dean, it will never get through the house unless obama comes out against it. so, people seem skeptical about congress. is that shocking? >> it's not shocking at all. you know what makes it unbelievable to all of us is 90% of americans in polls support universal background check for anyone to buy a gun, to close the gun show loophole but still this is may not pass congress. forget the assault weapon ban. congress does nothing. doesn't work on budget, doesn't pass gun control. we should take a page from the nhl owners and nba owners and l
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 10:00am PDT
to the '90s. so i think he really kind of has a personal -- not unlike senator diane feinstein of california that he wants to see it through. and if they get anything, fred, it will be a very big deal because congress does not like to vote on these issues. >> gloria borger, thanks so much in washington. >> sure. >>> all right. coming up, a surprising statement on same sex marriage from the american academy of pediatrics. >>> a group of pediatricians has announced that it supports same sex marriage. american academy of pediatrics said in a policy statement "if a child has two living and capable parents who choose to create a permanent bond by the way of civil marriage, it's in the best interest of their children that legal and social institutions allow them and support them to do so irrespective of their sexual orientation." that comes at a time of rising speculation of same sex marriage. a new "the washington post" poll shows 58% think it should be legal for same sex couples to marry and 36% think it should be illegal. jeff gardere joining me from new york. first, your thoughts on
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
, senator dianne feinstein says she will introduce it as an amendment, adding that she won't lay down and play dead. so, carol, the gop continues to say, the better idea is to simply better enforce the laws that are already on the books. carol, the debate isn't ending anytime soon. >> doesn't appear to be. what role does the school shooting at newtown play here? >> reporter: well, as you indicated, of course, newtown parents, many of them, will be at this news conference today, standing aside new york's mayor bloomberg, and of course, vice president biden. they've been supporting the president's proposed legislation for that assault weapon ban, but will their support make a difference in the end? one thing is for sure, of course, the memories of what happened that day in newtown at sandy hook elementary remain vivid in everyone's mind. here's what the police chief said last night on piers morgan live. >> that day will be etched in my mind, will forever change me. and as i reflect today about that day, as much as i try to forget about it, i just can't, and i know that will give me the ener
CNN
Mar 20, 2013 11:00am PDT
what dianne feinstein should do is look at their own party and say are there enough democrats to vote for the broad reaching measures and the answer is, honestly, no, there is not. they should have spent more time working on maybe just background checks or mental health issues and looked at actually the prosecution of crimes of those that commit gun crimes. right now in this country, you get about 4.3 years, if you use a gun in a crime, including pulling the trigger and miss, that's where they could have made real headway, they didn't do it and it is because they wasted so much time on something they couldn't even get done with their own party. >> he said sweeping, many people don't see it as sweeping. >> well, you know what, this is a situation where we have 6-year-old children getting shot, why do people need these guns that you use on a battlefield to begin with? and i think that, you know, it is such a tough issue, responsibly, people who are into hobbies, that's one thing, but these power weapons and the fact you can slaughter so many people, we have to do something. we have
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